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Sweet chestnut 'Hodrussky gastan' in Banska Hodrusa in Hodrusa-Hamre

There is one sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) in Banska Hodrusa in Hodrusa-Hamre (district of Žarnovica).

This tree is called "Hodrussky gastan". In Slovak: "gastan jedly". The second oldest and tallest sweet chestnut tree in Slovakia. The protected tree no 449 (see

Girth growth rate

The girth was measured more than once:
YearGirth@1.3 mMeasurementGirth growth rate
20037.05 mMartin Miklanek-
20087.20 mMartin Miklanek3 cm/year
20147.71 mBaumsucher9 cm/year

The growth rate shown in the table shows the yearly average increase in girth since the last measurement. This value only gives an indication of the growth rate, since every measurement could be done at slightly different heights and during different periods of the year. Its height is around 18 m (2003, measurement taken from book, in which the exact measurement method is not elaborated, Martin Miklanek). This tree was planted around the year 1705 ± 10, which makes it around 310 ± 10 years old (Martin Miklanek, Feb 19, 2012).

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Hodrussky gastan (sweet chestnut "6618")

Banska Hodrusa, picture by Baumsucher, 2014-10-21

Banska Hodrusa, picture by Baumsucher, 2014-10-21

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